Trakai National Park

The Trakai National Park was established in 1992 to embrace the historic city of Trakai, some 25 km outside Vilnius, and the forests, lakes and villages in its environs. The total area of the park is 8 thousand square km. The most valuable monuments in the park are the Trakai insular castle, the remnants of the peninsula castle and the ancient site of the Old Trakai castle with a church in the village. It was to the castle of Old Trakai that according to old chronicles the Grand Duke Gediminas transferred the capital of Lithuania in the 14th century. It was also there that the greatest Lithuanian rulers of all times Grand Duke Vytautas was born. Later a castle situated on a peninsula between the lakes of Lukas and Galve was built.
There are about 20 lakes, the largest of them being lake Galve, in and around Trakai. The park is increasingly becoming one of the Lithuania’s busiest recreation zones, hosting a number of International events every year.
The environs of Trakai with old villages and ancient castle hills attract not only those interested in history but also numerous lovers of nature.

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Tours: Trakai, Youth.
Cities: Trakai, Vilnius.

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